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The Ultimate Luftwaffe Officer's Visor!

Article about: Ben, I will ask Bob--I cannot tell from the pics. In the meantime, here is a standard LW officer visor with the Erel:

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    This is a very rare Luftwaffe Officer's visor for a number of reasons. First of all, it is a WOOL white-top (most are waffle-pattern cotton). Second, it is an early Erel, and note the white lining and sweatband. Most distinctively, note the cream underside of the visor--there is only one other LW Erel that has this feature, and that belonged to Goering:
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    This hat was originally the property of Bernd von Brauchitsch, Goering's adjutant, who surrendered with him to the Americans. (He was also General von Brauchitsch's son). It must have been ordered at the same time Goering put in one of his (numerous) orders to Erel:
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    Simply beautiful!

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    This beauty now resides in the collection of my friend from down under, advanced LW collector Bob L. Here is a comparison of one of the Goering Erels and this one:

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    Last pics:

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    I forgot to mention that the wool is a premium doeskin, and the top is not removeable--it is padded and stiffened just like a regular Erel LW visor.

    Obviously, this would be worn for more formal occasions during the time in which wear of the white uniform was allowed.
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    Great cap.

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    Outstanding visor cap. Amazing.

    Cheers, Patrick

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    Very nice - what a pleasure it would be to see in person!

    Personally, if I had my choice, I would pass over any one of HG's visor for this one . . . kudos to the current owner, and a special "Thanks" for allowing us to share in it's beauty!

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    It's encouraging to see that these unique pieces have survived in such excellent condition.

    Regards,
    Corey

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    Beautiful hat! is the eagle sewn through the lining?

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